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Tracking computer thieves

Tracking computer thieves

September 13, 2015

Thieves lifting laptops at California State University, Long Beach may be finding it hard to keep up the crimes, according to University Police. Due to advancements in tracking technology, laptop thefts...

Snake stolen from the science building

Valerie Osier, Staff Writer

September 2, 2015

Filed under Crime, News, Today

Between 10 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. the following day, a woman reported that a snake was stolen from Room 209 in the Molecular and Life Sciences Center. The container was found locked with no snake inside, Goodwin said. The snake is identified as a corn snake and worth $75. Corn snakes are not venomous and not usually known to bite humans. There is no suspect information and are no cameras in the building, Goodwin said. Student assault...

Bike thieves roll less on campus as cyclists lock up

Valerie Osier, Staff Writer

September 1, 2015

Filed under Campus, Crime, Long Beach, News

Bicycle thieves may be finding it harder to spot “easy pickings” at bicycle racks on campus as University Police are taking extra measures to educate students. Sgt. Keith Caires of the University Police noticed a spike in bike thefts when he began working at CSULB in 2013 and began making efforts with his team to combat it. The measures included increasing foot patrols, educating students on locking up their bikes and...

Sigma Pi member cited for disorderly conduct

Nicca Panggat, News Editor

August 27, 2015

Filed under Campus, Crime, Long Beach, News, Today

California State University officials have asked campus fraternity Sigma Pi to stop any events until further notice, following a citizen’s arrest of one of its members. A Sigma Pi fraternity member at CSULB was cited for disturbing the peace early Sunday morning, according to the Long Beach Police Department. “The team in student affairs were made aware of the incident, and they have since contacted the fraternity...

50 years after Watts riots, residents say neighborhood is improving

50 years after Watts riots, residents say neighborhood is improving

August 17, 2015

Even after 50 years, witnesses to the Watts riots can vividly recall the violence and chaos. “It was a war zone,” said Lee Brown, a reporter who covered the riots. “The first night we were there...

A new ACLU app aims to bring justice to police interactions

Sean Gallagher, Contributing Writer

August 17, 2015

Filed under Crime, News, Today

A new app released by the American Civil Liberties Union allows citizens to record and upload interactions with police as a way to put a check on law enforcement misconduct, according to its app store description. Videos recorded using the now statewide Mobile Justice CA app, available for both iPhones and Androids, will be sent and stored to the ACLU servers in order to ensure preservation if the user’s phone is later...

LBPD release 911 call on fatally shot student

Collin James, Senior Reporter

June 4, 2015

Filed under Crime, Long Beach, News, Today

The Long Beach Police Department released Wednesday the recording of the initial 911 phone call about Feras Morad, a Woodland Hills native who the LBPD fatally shot on 15th Street last week. The person making the phone call reported Morad as “intoxicated” and “maybe a little bit” violent, though police reported Morad was unarmed. Morad’s friends and family held a candlelight vigil for him in Woodland Hills, Wed...

DOJ establishes model for supporting campus rape victims

DOJ establishes model for supporting campus rape victims

May 21, 2015

The California Department of Justice, in conjunction with the University of California system, introduced a new model of cooperation on Wednesday between college campuses and local law enforcement when...